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Lexington Opera House

401 W. Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507
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Ranked #2 of 37 Nightlife in Lexington
Type: Operas
Description: Meticulously restored 1886 opera house hosts Broadway Live and Variety Live series, as well as concerts and local arts performances.
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Lexington, Kentucky
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Wonderful experience at the Lexington Opera House. Beautiful facility, Not too large so you have a good seat no matter where you sit. Old world charm and first class atmosphere.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great location, Historic building with a modern feel. Ample parking, Professional staff, Right in the heart of downtown Lexington. Excellent seating throughout. The historic building has been very well preserved and is a wonderful place to take in a play, musical, concert.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We went today to see Shrek the Musical. Not a large lobby area so it became crowded before show time. Plenty of close parking. Seats are numbered weird so I was confused about our seating. It is a small venue but we had an excellent view of the stage.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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106 reviews 106 reviews
36 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Great place to see a play/musical...not a bad seat in the house and the staff was very professional.

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Nestled between the churches and businesses in the Old downtown of Lexington, the Opera House is a gem. They always have great performances and the ambiance and history of the building and surroundings really take you back. For a medium sized town they offer world class entertainment and a variety of different types of acts and shows. We have always... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

The opera house looked nice and appeared clean and cared for. However, it is pretty small and the top section is very high up. There is not much leg room at all, so it quickly got uncomfortable. We took advantage of the coat room, but that was not the best set up. After the show when we went to get... More

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The Opera House is a good looking establishment, brick exterior, like a rehabbed fire house, but inside is in the tradition of opera and theatre houses with red carpeting and ornate hand rails up stairs to the nosebleed rungs. A large group of us attended the Black Jacket Symphony performance of the Beatles' album Abby Road. The musicians were talented... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

A restored theater from the 1800's, the Lexington Opera House hosts a yearly series of traveling Broadway and off-Broadway shows that usually sells out early. Local theater groups also present seasonal performances.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The Lexington Opera House is located downtown Lexington Kentucky. It is an old, beautiful, and ornate building, but renovated. It is smaller compared to other major city theatre. The sound and lighting are good. Both broadway & local plays. Parking readily available. Several great restaurants within walking distance. If I may, I'd suggest DeShae's around the corner.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Intimate performance stage with beautifully restored detail... Lexington is fortunate to have it.

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